Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Hello here! Short post this week! Busy getting ready for the big Turkey Day!

But glad you took some time to join our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop
this week!!! You're probably here from Helen's amazing blog!!! Glad to see you again! Don't forget to head over to Lizzy's fantastic blog when you're through here & just keep hopping!!!

Here's my card this week:

Here's the Inspiration Photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
I just wanted to make a nice Thanksgiving card! Nothing too fancy! Hope you like it!!!

Background is Hardwood stamp.  Wreath is from Wondrous Wreath-using a Christmas set for non-Christmas card!

Sentiment is from Crazy About You! One of my favorite things to do with my photopolymer stamps is "bend" them to fit the shape, like I did here!

Put it all together with the Lots of Labels Framelits & it makes a nice card! Like a  welcome sign on a door!

So Happy Thanksgiving to one & all! As you're shopping this weekend don't forget our Online Extravaganza!!! Great deals a happenin' here!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Wow so much going on at Stampin' Up! right now!!! 
First, there is our beautiful 
Holiday Catalog Retiring List! Don't miss all your beautiful faves!! Still plenty of time for Christmas card making!!!

Plus, be sure to stay tuned for our annual 
Online Extravaganza!!! 
Begins in only 2 days!!! 20-50% off so many beautiful items!!!!! Plus 2 24-hour flash sales!!!! 
STAY TUNED for all kinds of info!!!

Soon to come!!!!  Only 2 days!!!!!

Happy Stamping'!  (and shopping!!!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Hello again! Hope this week's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
finds you well! I'm getting over a nasty cold! Grrrr!

You're probably here from Helen's blog, then hopping over to Lizzy's blog!!! We are a small group this week. Probably getting ready for the big turkey day next week!

Anyway, here's my card:

Here is the Inspiration Photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
This time of the year I start thinking all the upcoming holidays. So sometimes I find it hard to work with non-traditional holiday colors! Well this card isn't meant to be a holiday card, but I think it works well for someone with a birthday or event during the season! Wasn't the plan, but lo & behold! lol

So the Work of Art stamp set is the background. My trusty Lovely as a Tree is the beautiful tree in the middle.  

Lots of Labels Framelits are perfect for the sentiment here! Hint: the 
Cherry Cobbler strip behind is cut from those Framelits then trimmed with scissors! Works!

I added stars from the Star Confetti Border Punch using the Red Glimmer Paper for the bling! You know I love my bling! I think those make it work thru the holiday season.  I'm not sure the glimmer paper is technically Cherry Cobbler, but sure is close enough! lol

So hope you liked this week's card. I'm off to bed!!! See you next time!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Hello hoppers! Here's yet another 
Coloring Down the Lines 
with some fun colors this week!!!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog! I know you were amazed there!!! When you are finished here be sure to keep going to Lizzy's blog! Lots of awesomeness there too! Then keep going until you get back to where you started!!! Have fun! Leave a comment!

Here's my card this week:

And our Inspiration Photo:

And our Stampin' Up! colors:

So I decided I wanted to just make a simple card for no specific event or reason. Just because!  These colors are so nice & rich.  I just decided to visit some of my "oldies" from the Annual Catalog!

I used Brushstrokes to make the fun sort of gingham background. That single stamp makes lots of fun designs! It's fun to use multiple colors to create cool things with those stripes! 

Layered Letters is the greatest alphabet set ever! It's just the right size with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  The little bow is from the 
Wonderful Wreath Framelits set.  I just added a bit of Bakers Twine for dimension.  

So short & sweet today! Cute, simple everyday card! Happy hopping'!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Happy November!! This month on our 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop 
we are "giving thanks"! November is traditionally the month we remember & acknowledge how thankful we are for the blessings we have. Thanksgiving is the big finale!  Here we are kicking it off!!!

Here is my "thankful" card:

I have loved using all my fun little My Paper Pumpkin stamps on projects other than the originals! Here, I used the little leaves from the October kit. They are perfect for anything fall!!! My goal here is that they look like they are falling in front of the wall! Kinda works I guess! The pumpkin is from that stamp set too!

I love this Brick Wall Embossing Folder! It's the perfect background! Here I highlighted the "lines" or cracks in the wall to make it stand out!

The sign is embossed using the Fun Frames Embossing Folder in our lovely Kraft paper! Very rustic! A little Basic Black Cardstock & some 
White Embossing Powder give it a "chalkboard" effect! It's just hanging there with a little Brad and some Gold Cording!

The sentiment is from my favorite stamp set, For All Things! It's really perfect for any occasion of gratitude!! You see it frequently if you are a follower of this blog!

So now go visit Tina's blog & see how she gave thanks with her creation!!! Just click on her name or the ICS badge below! It'll take you right there!  Then keep hopping! This is a wonderful blog hop and will give you some very creative ideas!!!

See you next month! My guess is we will be getting you ready for the Holiday season!!!

Happy Stampin'!


Hello! Happy Hoppin! This week is "blues" week at 
Coloring Down the Lines!!! 
Although I went rogue! It's a blue Christmas here!!!

Welcome to the hoppers from Helen's blog. Be sure to head on over to 
Lizzy's blog after this one! Then keep going!!

Here's my creation this week!:

Here's the Inspiration Photo:

And of course the Stampin' Up! colors:

These colors definitely do not say Christmas to me, but I really wanted to make a Christmas card! lol No, not pushing the season! Just wanted to play with some of my goodies!!! I guess it's never too early to plan Christmas cards!

So it's a pretty card. Didn't exactly turn out the way I planned, but I still like it! I've been dying to use my Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack! It's so pretty!!! But it's vellum! Here I embossed with the lovely 
Softly Falling Embossing Folder!  I love how the vellum looks embossed! Very distressed like! But I wanted a background under it, so I pulled out my trusty Lovely as a Tree stamp set & stamped away. Problem is it's hard to see here! I wanted it to "pop" a bit more! Not dark enough I guess! Look closely though. It's there!

The "joy" sentiment is from Your Presents! I have used this particular stamp set often!!!  I love the simplicity of the font-simple yet elegant without being too fancy!!

So hope you like my first real Christmas card of the season! Maybe more to follow! lol

Happy sTampin'!!!